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Adjust Picture Settings on Your TV

Picture Settings on your Samsung TV

You can't put your finger on it, but something about the picture on your TV looks slightly off. Adjust the picture settings so you can enjoy all your favorite shows and movies. You can explore special modes for all the different types of media you enjoy, adjust the picture size, and play around with settings for custom picture quality. For more information on specific models, please visit the Download Center.

Available screens may differ by model and year.

Select a Picture Mode

Whether you're watching a scary movie in the dark or a bright cartoon during the day, find the picture mode that's just right. Navigate to Settings, and then select Picture > Picture Mode. Select a picture mode that suits your current situation. Check out the available options:

  • Standard: Default mode suitable for general viewing environments.

  • Dynamic: Pictures are brighter and clearer in bright viewing environments.

  • Natural: Reduces eye strain for a comfortable viewing experience.

  • Movie: Suitable for watching TV or movies in a dark room.

Select a Picture Mode on the TV

Adjust Picture Size

Features vary depending on model and year.

Now the color looks great, but the picture looks a little stretched. Try adjusting the picture size and ratio. Navigate to Settings, and then select Picture Picture Size. Select a picture size to make it fit the screen better:

  • Picture Size: Select the picture aspect ratio.

    • 16:9: Display the picture in widescreen aspect ratio.

    • Custom: Customize the aspect ratio manually.

    • 4:3: Display the picture in Standard (low-def) aspect ratio. Suitable for VHS and standard-def broadcasts.

  • Fit to Screen: The full image will be displayed. No part of the image will be cut off.

    Note: The availability of this function depends on the Picture Size Settings.

  • Zoom and Position: Adjust the picture size and/or position.

    Note: This function is only available if the Picture Size is set to Custom. To change the picture position on analog channels, enlarge the picture first, and then change the position.

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Customize Picture Settings

Maybe you're watching a dark thriller and the shadows appear a little blown out. No problem, you can fine tune the picture's settings to make it just right. Navigate to Settings, and then select Picture Expert Settings. Select and change your desired settings to improve specific aspects. Here are a few options for customization:

  • Backlight: Allows you to adjust how much light the screen produces. You may want to turn this up if your room is particularly bright, and turn it down if your room is dark.

  • Brightness: Changes the brightness of the screen.

  • Contrast: Allows you to adjust the contrast, or dark and light elements of the display.

  • Sharpness: Allows you to adjust how sharp your picture will appear.

  • Color: Intensifies the saturation of colors on your screen.

  • Tint (G/R): Allows you to change the picture hue between green and red.

Expert Settings menu

Special Viewing Modes

This feature is only available on recent models.

The graphics of that new game are stunning, but they are lagging a bit. Change to a special viewing mode to enjoy the full effect. Navigate to Settings, and then select Picture Special Viewing Mode. Select the mode that best fits your situation. You can use the following special viewing modes:

  • Sports Mode: Optimize your TV settings for watching sports.

  • Game Mode: Turn on Game Mode for optimal speed when playing video games with a gaming console. Once activated, there may be a slight decline in the graphics quality.

  • HDR+ Mode: Use this when viewing content that doesn't natively support HDR.

Note: Game Mode is not available unless a game console is connected. Game consoles may also adjust your TV picture size and contrast to optimize the video game picture quality.

Special Viewing Modes, i.e., Sports Mode

TV Calibration

New movies and games are meant to look mind-blowingly real, but they may not look so lifelike if you don't adjust your TV's settings. The latest TVs have settings that require calibration to help content display at its full potential. Examples include XboxOne, PlayStation 4 Pro, and Blu-ray. Calibration discs are available for purchase, and some Blu-rays include them. Learn how to adjust XboxOne and PS4 calibrations.

HDR+ Mode TV calibration

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